OVERVIEW: Reserve guard Jordan Farmar didn’t produce as he did in 2007-08, which led to a cut in minutes, which led to a further drop in scoring. At one point, Farmar hardly played at all as Shannon Brown took his minutes. Late in the season, Farmar went to the coaches and apologized for letting his frustration get the better of him. The coaches were said to be impressed, taking it as a sign of maturity. Farmar ended the regular season averaging 6.4 points (down from 9.1 last season) in 65 games (down from 82). He sat out 17 games after undergoing left knee surgery Dec. 24 and never regained a consistent rhythm. He averaged 4.7 points in 20 playoff games, including one start while Derek Fisher was suspended for one game in the second-round series against Houston.
QUOTEWORTHY: “I want to win a championship and if that means I play five minutes or twenty minutes, I’ll do it.”
STRENGTH: Brash and confident.
WEAKNESS: Sometimes too brash and too confident for his own good.
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2009-10.
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